On Thursday 30 September at 12pm (Melbourne Time) the CEO of auDA is discussing the Direct .au launch, supposedly comingRead more
Rather than just write a new single subject story each time, Domainer is also going to reintroduce a regular news bulletin of snippets relating to domains in Australia. By regular, this means perhaps twice a week at this stage! We used to do this some time ago.
Todays topics include a revamped expired auction platform at Drop; auDA’s new charges for external review; auDA’s blog link on monetisation; and finally, a solid rumour that there is a new drop catcher in the wings!Read more
One of the biggest changes regarding Australian domain names is due to come into force next Monday – 12th April 2020. There are to be new licensing rules that will affect the registration and renewal of Aussie domains.
My experience over 20 years tells me that there are going to be many registrants that wouldn’t have a clue this is happening. Hence the title of this article. I wonder whether the auDA Board and Management have considered a short amnesty period for registrants to get their “house in order”? It would be a wonderful gesture.Read more
3 Letter domains continue to be acquired by endusers in Australia, and the average price paid for these unique acronym identifiers goes up and up.
Many of these sales go unreported, but Domainer has been informed that the domain FFI.com.au was recently sold by a domain investor for $30,000.Read more
There is no question in my mind that the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired aftermarket domain name sales here in Australia – as it has done around the world.
A lot of people who were suddenly faced with no job had the impetus needed to convert that “idea” they had been thinking about for ages into reality. And for that they needed a good domain name.Read more
In the latest round of international musical chairs (acquisitions and takeovers), Donuts,Inc has acquired Afilias, Inc. Afilias, Inc is the parent company of the Australian Registry Operator “Afilias Australia”. auDA has issued a statement this morning saying that they have “commenced a formal due diligence process to inform its decision regarding consent”.Read more
There is a rort going on, and it involves ineligible entities and people registering .org.au domain names when they are not supposed to. They are not following auDA rules, and the regulator seems to be letting them get away with it.
auDA needs to concentrate their compliance weapons on those doing the most damage.Read more
Today we start a series on Domainer about the many rules and policies that the Australian domain regulator has.
Unfortunately, in the opinion of many, we are way over-regulated in Australia compared to our peers in other countries. Check out this example:Read more
For those involved on a daily basis in the domain industry, it is common knowledge that NetAlliance t/a Netfleet (an auDA accredited registrar) is not currently in a healthy state. As there has been silence from auDA, we at Domainer put some open questions out there.Read more
This is a quick story of how an unfortunate minor accident on Hinchinbrook Island in North QLD had a happy ending with a new friendship – and the sale of HinchinbrookIsland.com.au.Read more
The scammers are really going for it again. They are illegally using the business details of others to register .au domains. This can obviously cause reputational damage to innocent parties e.g. scammers can put up a fake eCommerce sites and rip off the public. Check out the story here…Read more